A MENTAL health recovery home is inviting the community to come and see what it has to offer at an open day.

Wavelly House, based in Wavell Close, provides accommodation for up to six people who have mental health issues and are on the road to recovery, offering 24 hour support if needed.

The service will be inviting members of the community to join them to find out more about the service, and have fun while doing so.

Jackie Elmer, project manager, said: “We’ve been around in Basingstoke for more than 17 years, and not many people know about us and the work that we do.

“We wanted to invite people to come along and see exactly what we do.

“The service helps people who have come out of hospital or treatment recover in a residential setting, while we aid them.

“Different people require different levels of support, and while we are available 24 hours a day, they do regain their independence.”

The service will be holding the open day to get the word out about the work that it is doing, with the residents that are currently living there being around to talk to people and also show how they have been recovering.

This will be along with other activities such as arts and crafts, a tombola, a raffle, and a barbecue.

Jackie added: “There is a lot of stigma around mental health, but we’re looking to show the positive side of mental health and show who we are and what services we can offer.

“We are offering people in to talk about it and get involved in a relaxed setting.”

The event will be taking place on Wednesday, 19 September from 11am-3pm at the service based at 7A Wavell Close.